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  1. https://www.alpha-india.net/2018/11/13/aig-ai-manager-one-click-installer/ As many of you know, Alpha India Group is a central clearinghouse for freeware AI models, liveries and flightplans. Up until now, even with AI Flight Planner, the initial setup of freeware AI is a never-ending exercise in tedium. AIG has now announced an update to its AIG AI Manager app that will automatically find and install all models and paints for any official AIG flightplan. It is similar in concept to the recently released MAIW Matrix universal installer for military freeware AI. The app is presently in testing and will eventually be released as an open beta. Stay tuned and follow updates at the above link.
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    Freeware AI installer app from AIG

    Yes. Most of the AIG schedules have a map of all routes that is embedded in the post that announces the schedule.
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    Orbx True Earth for P3Dv4

    I think you are overreacting to this ORBX news. There may be a frenzy right now to convert all ORBX products to XP, but the marketplace will dictate whether that is worth it or not. Most XP users still have that freeware mentality. Just peruse .org for a few minutes and you will see hardly any mention of ORBX products in those forums. Personally, I have purchased only a couple of ORBX standalone small airports. I do have all the NA regions, their landclass, Vector and even KSAN. But I can't see paying that kind of money for some small airport in Montana, just so I can see animated elk and mosquitos.
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    "Error: LoadLibrary failed.." when running trainer

    Jean-Luc, I may have had a role in the 6.50.1 update. As you may recall, my RXP GTN gauges were working fine in the sim, but if the Garmin app was run in freestanding mode, the screen was black. I contacted Garmin support and initially they couldn't duplicate the issue, but then we had further discussions and it looked like in freestanding mode, the trainer was not starting supernav.exe correctly, which may have been related to my screen resolution being 4K. I never did hear back again from Garmin support, but right after that, the new GTN trainer installer appeared. I haven't installed it, since I figured that it might make the RXP gauges stop working. Sorry about that. Or maybe it was just a coincidence. Jay
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    SODE IS ACTING UP

    Go to your PMDG folder and open up aircraft.cfg with Notepad. Find the [exits] entries and post them here. My guess is that your version of aircraft.cfg only has one passenger door (2L), so SODE has no idea what to do with the inner jetway. The outer jetway doesn't seem to be placed correctly either. SODE expects the coordinate of the exits to be centered at the midpoint of the passenger door.
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    Freeware AI installer app from AIG

    But that's the point of developing the one click AI Manager. No one likes to spend time hunting down and installing all those schedules and paints. Right now, the utility is not available, so we will have to wait.
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    Freeware AI installer app from AIG

    Unlike schedules and paints, real world models don't change that quickly. They probably evolve more slowly than do real world airports.
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    Freeware AI installer app from AIG

    I am a firm believer that AI is the one area in flightsimming that doesn't lend itself to being payware. Real world routes and liveries just change too frequently and such an add-on is better handled by a large, dedicated freeware community like AIG. Eventually, every developer of a commercial AI package has fallen behind and has given up.
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    A few questions

    Derek, I answered your second question in response to your PM. As to the first question, there is a thread somewhere buried in this subforum that has VOXATC 7 users complaining about Harpo Software's versions of various 3rd party SAPI voices. You might want to ask whatever software vendor about the problem that you encountered with Speech2Go Brian. You might want to consider updating to Windows 10 at some point, since you can gain at least 5 Microsoft voices, some of which are default, some of which are hidden and can be activated and some of which are associated with language packs like English (Canada). Jay
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    Nail in coffin AFS2...?

    It could imply anything, I suppose. But to be clear, there is nothing explicitly stated with regard to AF2 in the thread that I referenced. Do you wish to add anything specific?
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    Nail in coffin AFS2...?

    How is my statement incorrect? Are they not hiring new contractors? Are they not producing new products for XP11?
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    Nail in coffin AFS2...?

    Remember this post earlier in the thread? JV just started a thread on the official ORBX forum soliciting for 10+ new contract employees to help produce new products for XP11. One can either interpret this as either there is a big demand for XP add-ons or ORBX is now overwhelmed trying to cover 3 flightsim platforms. It's probably a little of both. But in any case, AF2 isn't going to get their full attention in the short term.
  13. The potential is massive, just like the potential is for a viable 3D TV technology. But if the technology for VR doesn't progress at a better rate, it will be a long time before it is a commercial success. Eventually someone will release a high resolution headset that sells at a reasonable cost. And all these discussions will be moot. But until then we might as well be discussing whether 8 track cassette players will overtake the audio market.
  14. This is why the discussion about VR is like deja vu. BTW, 80 million PS4 consoles have been sold since its introduction. 3 divided by 80 gives one a good idea of overall VR market penetration (3.8%). And people with consoles and smartphones drive the technology forward in the gaming industry, not people with PCs.
  15. I seem to recall having this conversation before. When PS VR was released, I really thought about buying it, but a friend of mine bought one first, so I tried it. He was ecstatic about the immersion, but my impression was more muted; that it was an expensive intermediate technology. So the prudent approach was to keep reading and wait for the wrinkles to be ironed out. That was exactly 2 years ago and 3 million PS VR units sold worldwide. In that time not much has changed. Personally, I play no games on a PC except XP11, DCS and P3d4 and the headset display quality is inferior to a 4k monitor. If a PC headset was $79.95, I might buy it for FS use. But I'm still waiting for a console VR headset that is suitable.
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    Default Airport Updates Coming?

    Don't take my comment the wrong way. If anyone can pull this off, it's Jose from fsaerodata. I was just pointing out that this product has been under development for a while and there is presently no release date. I've worked with Jose directly on a couple of issues and he's a hot shot coder, so he probably has the database concepts already worked out. The problem is the inconsistency of publicly available airport data from a variety of jurisdictions.
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    Default Airport Updates Coming?

    That product has been in development for a while now. It's hard to tell whether it will update either just runways or that plus taxiways, gates and aprons. My Traffic 6 did the latter, but now that's way out of date also. I've done the full update for about 150 NA airports that have significant commercial traffic (minus the payware airports that I own) and I can tell you it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to revise an airport. To revise thousands would take a long time, but it can be done. One first has to load a high resolution image of the airport into ADE using either FS Earth Tiles, SBuilder or a similar app. Then one has to load an airport diagram into ADE, like for example from Flightaware, which shows taxiway numbering. Then runway lighting and markings need to be revised as does gate information. I made the process even more complex because I replaced the default jetways with a generic SODE version that I made myself.
  18. The same basic problems with VR still exist. That doesn't mean further technology advances won't address them. It just means that adoption will remain slow and VR will continue as a small niche. Sony has been disappointed with sales of the Playstation VR, but that may change when the PS5 is released. The PC is not the gaming platform of choice and that hasn't helped VR either. The present bunch of headsets are starting to have the aroma of 3D TV, another tech that still hasn't made it.
  19. https://econsultancy.com/why-are-vr-headset-sales-declining/ The biggest blow to VR sales recently was that the blockbuster console game Red Dead Redemption II was not even designed for VR. There isn't even a PC version of the game at all.
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    Freeware AI installer app from AIG

    You're welcome. That's the same way that I felt after installing 130 AIG flightplans.
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    Freeware AI installer app from AIG

    If you are looking for the app, it's not available yet. If you are looking for paints, models and flightplans, consult the appropriate section here: https://www.alpha-india.net/forums/index.php You have register first to see everything.
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    2080 Ti's dying!

    And as a result of poor sales and a glut of unsold Pascal boards ... https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nvidia-has-a-pascal-problem-and-its-stock-is-plunging-after-earnings-2018-11-15
  23. I feel 4X as dumb after watching that video.
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    P3D v4.3 crashes with MyTraffic6 addon

    MyT 6 has a number of FS9 aircraft models and they are most likely the source of your CTDs since P3d4 no longer supports FS9 SimObjects. If you search AVSim you will find posts listing the FS9 models and then you can delete them. You will no longer have those flightplans used in the sim unless you edit them to add a compatible model. I would suggest that you take a look at JF Traffic Global which is P3d4 compatible. It is still in "early access", but most of the pain has already been suffered by it's users.
  25. Just to add to my previous response. Here's the answer to one of the FAQs from the VOXATC official website: